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Therapists' Experiences with Empirically-Supported Teatments Study

My name is Erin Neill and I am a doctoral candidate in Iowa State University’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies. I'm also a licensed clinical social worker (LICSW licensed in Washington, DC).

I am working on my dissertation study exploring practicing licensed therapists’ experiences with Empirically-Supported Treatments (EST’s). I am asking you to participate in a confidential, online survey regarding how therapists make decisions about, and use, EST’s in individual therapy.

You are being invited to participate in this study if you:

  • Are a licensed therapist
  • Spend at least 50% of your professional time seeing clients for individual therapy

If you agree to participate in this study, you will be asked to fill out an online survey where you:

  • Answer questions about your use of EST’s in your practice
  • Answer questions about your decisions around using EST’s
  • Complete questionnaires about your own demographic information and your personality, behaviors, and feelings

We will not ask for any identifying information about your clients.

We anticipate that your participation time will range from 15 – 25 minutes.



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If you have any questions about the study, please contact Erin Neill at or 515-346-8323.

To take the survey, please click the link below:


Thank you!


Erin L. Neill, MS, MSW

Doctoral Candidate

Graduate Research Assistant - Weems Lab

President, HDFS Graduate Student Network

Human Development & Family Studies

Iowa State University


McGill University Research Study on Stroke Management in Canada


Dear Members of the Psychologists' Association of Alberta,


We invite you to participate in a Canada-wide survey on rehabilitation practices in the management of stroke. This study is part of a Professional Master’ Research project at McGill University. The purpose of this study is to investigate how clinicians promote community reintegration following a stroke during the outpatient and/or community rehabilitation phase of recovery.


Nature of Participation

The first few questions will confirm your eligibility to participate and will obtain your consent. Then, you will be directed to a demographic questionnaire. We ask that you perform this survey on your own without discussing study questions or answers with colleagues to ensure the validity of the results. Please click on the link below in your preferred language if you wish to participate in this study.

English Survey Link:

French Survey Link:

Duration/Time Commitment

The survey requires 20-30 minutes to complete. Once you start the survey you must complete it in one session, otherwise your answers will not be saved. The survey will be available between June 15th 2018 - August 6th 2018, although we encourage you to complete it as soon as possible.


Benefits of Participation

Participating in this study does not provide immediate personal benefits, however, this study is part of a knowledge translation project seeking to promote best practice in stroke management that is client centered and evidenced based. As such, your participation will promote the advancement of clinical practice.



There will be no unique identifiers used (i.e. names, email addresses, etc.) that could link your identity to any of the information that you will provide. The questionnaire responses will be transcribed and coded by the research team and will follow proper ethical guidelines to guarantee anonymity and confidentiality. Only aggregate data will be presented.


Collaborators on the Research Project

Sara Ahmed, Principal Investigator

Associate Professor at McGill University, School of Physical & Occupational Therapy

Research Scientist at Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en réadaptation (CRIR)

514-487-1891, extension 185


Marie-Josée Malo

Social Worker and Clinical Coordinator

CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

514-487-1891, extension 281



Audrey Breton Bishop, Occupational Therapy Masters Student, McGill University

Julie Lalande, Physical Therapy Masters Student, McGill University

William Lippi, Physical Therapy Masters Student, McGill University

Marc-Antoine Rouillier, Physical Therapy Masters Student, McGill University


Above Water

Dear members of the PAA,


You are invited to participate in a study assessing the game Above Water, developed by Rina R. Wehbe ( and team under the supervision of Dr. Lennart E. Nacke and Dr. Edward Lank at the University of Waterloo. Above Water is designed to help people learn about the stigma associated with clinical anxiety, specifically generalized anxiety and panic disorder.  


As an expert participant in this study, you will be asked to evaluate and provide feedback on Above Water (a card game with digital components), especially with respect to your thoughts on its use and other feedback based on your professional expertise. Participation in this study is voluntary, and we ask you to complete it on your own time. We expect the evaluation of the game to take approximately half an hour to an hour, and a follow up interview to take approximately one hour. Follow up will be conducted either in person, via telephone/Skype, or via email, whichever is preferable to you. You may decline to answer any questions; you may decide to withdraw at any time.


Please see attached Information Letter for more details about the game and the study. If you are interested in participating or would like more information on our project, please contact research assistant Kelly Zhang at


Safe and Inclusive Spaces for LGBTQ youth in Schools


Subject: Seeking Participants for a Study on Safe and Inclusive Spaces for LGBTQ youth in Schools


You are being contacted regarding a study that may be of interest to you. I encourage you to share this message with other school personnel who you believe may be interested as well.


Survey of School Counsellors, School Psychologists, and Educators with Regard to GSAs (Gay Straight Alliances)/QSAs (Queer Straight Alliances), and Safe and Inclusive Spaces


I am wanting to conduct surveys and follow-up audio-recorded interviews with school counsellors, school psychologists, and other educators in Alberta schools.


This mixed-methods study is intended to contribute to a greater understanding of how to create safe and inclusive spaces for LGBTQ youth, as well as determine the barriers faced in creating those spaces.


The expectation is that this study will contribute to approaches to support educators in the development of safe and inclusive spaces for LGBTQ youth, identify institutional barriers as well as areas for professional development, and improve school policies to support diverse youth.


This study is being done in conjunction with a team of researchers at the University of Calgary that includes myself, Dr. Jac J.W. Andrews, Dr. Tom Strong, Dr. Sharon Robinson, and Vanessa Vegter (Ph.D. student in Counselling Psychology).


To participate in this study, click here:



If you are interested in learning more about this study, please contact:


Researcher: Andrew Luceno, M.Sc. Student

Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary 

(647) 947-6672 or


Supervisor: Dr. Jac J.W. Andrews 

Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary 

(403) 220-7503 or


The University of Calgary Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board has approved this research study.


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Dear Members of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta,


I am contacting you to invite you to participate in a research study on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). You are being invited to participate in this research study because you are affiliated with a professional mental health organization (e.g., WCBCT, CPA, APA, ABCT, CACBT, AACBT, BABCP). In this study, we are reaching out to individuals who have professional training in the provision of mental health services (expertise in OCD is not required to participate).


For this study, we are particularly interested in how mental health professionals approach the treatment of OCD. More specifically, we know that OCD is a heterogeneous disorder and that clients may present with a number of different symptoms (e.g., fears of contamination, fears of harming a loved one). Although exposure with response prevention has been shown to be effective in the treatment of OCD, less is known about how this exposure therapy is applied across different OCD presentations. In the current study, we are interested in examining how mental health professionals apply exposure therapy strategies across different OCD presentations.  


It is our hope that we can use the information gathered from mental health professionals such as yourself to help us develop a better understanding of OCD treatments and how they are currently being implemented.


Please see the Participant Information Sheet below for additional information about the study. If you would like to take part in this research, please click on the following link


We thank you for your time and consideration. Do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or concerns.




Dr. Dubravka (Dee) Gavric, C.Psych.

Participant Information Sheet